There is only one meditation, avowed the coal-eyed chain-smoker—the adamant refusal to harbour thoughts.
Peace of mind? Not possible. The mind is a ball of snakes. Peace is non-conceptual—above the mind, awareness without thought.
When we break it down, we find that there is only one failure—the failure to trust in oneself. Ralph Waldo Emerson described self-trust as the iron string to which all else vibrates.
The seeker is a finder who discovers peace cannot be found outside himself.
Peace emerges when we do not want things to be different than they are, when we agree with what is.
Peace moves in when self-improvement moves out.
Peace happens when we stop trying.